Things to do: Jan. 25 at USFWS Visitor Center

There are two activities going on Jan. 25 at the USFWS Visitor Center.

eagle2013From 9 a.m. to noon, there will be an eagle viewing tour. Preregistration is required. Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge (SUMRR) will be hosting several bald eagle viewing trips on each Saturday starting on January 11 through January 25th. February trips will be on: Friday the 7th, Sunday the 16th and Friday the 21st. We will leave the Ingersoll Wetlands Learning Center promptly at 9:00 a.m. and travel to various locations along the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge returning by noon. February 16th will be an afternoon trip starting at 2:00 p.m. and turning by 5:00 p.m. There is no fee, but seating is limited so reserve your space today.

At 1 p.m. there will be a seminar “Unravel the Mysteries of the Common Loon” presented by Kevin Kenow, Research Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Kevin’s research has focused on issues related to conserving migratory birds and their habitats along the Upper Mississippi River and development of regional and national common loon conservation strategies. He has recently been using some unique technology to look at migration and foraging patterns of common loons breeding in the Upper Midwest, along with related issue of avian botulism in the Great Lakes.

La Crosse District Visitor Center and Offices are located at N5727 County Road Z, Onalaska, WI 54650.

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